San Francisco, Dallas, Burlington…even Helsinki! Airports all over the world are adding yoga to their passenger-soothing amenities, which, for the most part, has really only been shopping and boozing. Today we welcome London’s Gatwick to the growing list of airports with special yoga rooms. Ello, mate!
The new “floga” lounge is open to the public and there is a 20-minute pre-recorded yoga class on loop that passengers waiting patiently, or likely not so patiently, for their flights can participate in. The mini practice is led by Australian yoga teacher Shona Vertue who designed the sequence to improve circulation and digestion, and to reduce flight-induced stress. It’s intended to be accessible to all.
“Shona’s video is short, to the point and, perhaps most importantly, inclusive to all, so even novices like me can get involved and feel the benefits,” says the Evening Standard‘s Lizzie Edmonds.
Inspired by the yoga program at San Francisco International Airport, this new yoga room at Gatwick is the first of its kind at a UK airport.
We are rightly chuffed.